Dec 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
. >>> a bay area educator with only months to live is getting kindness. an 8th grader is trying to help one step at a time. >> reporter: chris mahoney's wife and son helped him battle a rare liver disease. but the principal of the charter learning center is now feeling the love of his community, thanks to this 8th grader. >> if there was any way i could help, it would be a very good idea. >> reporter: the 13-year-old is spearheading a walkathon with a silent auction for her principal. >> for her to do something this significant is kind of inspiring. >> reporter: mahoney says he's joined 750 patients on california's liver transplant list. the average wait is two years. he's waited eight months and doctors say he could die in six months without a transplant. >> in some respects it's feeling a little more desperate. >> reporter: they hope to raise $60,000 for mahoney. he's trying to get on a shorter transplant list at a hospital his insurance doesn't cover. the fundraiser takes place tomorrow from 9:00 to 3:00 in britain park from san carlos. >> i learned a lot about how one person can tru
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
. you search and search for what that thing is. and then when you finally become educated enough to understand what is afflicting you, you can decide to do something about it. >> reporter: ludwig completed a gender change operation in july. her proudest moment lately was last friday when the team escorted her to a court and a judge stamped a new birth document. >> when she came to us asking if we would go to her, of course. we want to make a point to show we want her on this team. she deserves to be on this team. >> he said granted. i turned to my players and i said let's play ball y'all. >> it's a courageous situation on her part to come back. >> reporter: support has been an issue. >> nobody to turn to. like so many other people who are transgender you get lost. there are still factions of people who don't understand. i understand the concerns. but the world is changing. and this is part of that. >> reporter: she's put the pain of a suicide attempt at age 15 and two failed marriages behind her. her oldest daughter calls her dad, but she's fine with nap her message to those out the
Dec 9, 2012 8:30am PST
campaigning for girl's education. >>> and in britain, police are talking to australia authorities about a prank call that took a tragic turn. >> you may remember that. a british nurse died friday, three days after she accepted that infamous call from two radio d.j.s in australia impersonating the queen and prince charles. there are unconfirmed reports that the nurse killed herself. australia police confirmed they have been contacted by police in london and the company that owns the radio station will cooperate. >>> on a happier note, wedding bells are ringing in washington state as couples lined up at midnight to get married. >> that is right. same sex couples gathered to say i do as early as 12:01 this morning. hundreds of couples picked up their marriage licenses on thursday, but they had to wait until today before they could officially tie the knot. washington state became one of the first state to pass same- sex marriage by a popular vote. >>> and the holiday season is the busiest time of the year for stores. >> it is also prime time for crooks trying to pass out counterfeit bills.